Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 114

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

MARTIN LEWIS (1881-1962)

Late Traveler.
Drypoint. 247x300 mm; 9 7/8x11 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed "Martin Lewis P.L." by the artist's daughter-in-law, Patricia Lewis, lower right. Printed by Edna Myers, Montreal. 1949, printed circa 1982.

A very good, richly-inked impression of this scarce print with dark contrasts.

According to McCarron, "Late Traveler is remarkable for the black tones that make up the kiosks, in particular their fish-scale patterned roofs, which are difficult to see except in the strongest light. All subway kiosks, like those depicted by Lewis, were torn down by the City of New York. A reconstructed example, built by the city at great expense, stands at Astor Place and Fourth Avenue, the entrace to the Astor Place station of the Lexington Avenue line." McCarron 143.